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post #2161 of 2389
I had the k702's and was really impressed with how much extra punch and depth it gave them in the bottom end compared to a dark voice 337 or the audio-gd Fun version A. You will love the Lyr, I am confident.
post #2162 of 2389

I have a question, please. I have to dial the Lyr volume up between 10 and 11 o'clock to get the optimum sound out of my K702 while most of people said between 9 to 10 is loud enough for them, Am I going deaf due to aging? 

 

Listening to the "From this moment on" by DK, I have to say the K 702 is deserved its claim " reference headphone". My K702 is technically brand new with about 20 hours on it. I cannot wait 'till its 100 hours or so to be fully break-in.

 

Love these guys from Schiit Audio for their Lyr amp. This is my amp for the K 702  and this is it.

 

Now if these big dogs from Schitt Audio can provide us old farts a nice CD transport for under $500.00 that would be nice. Jason, you hear me...I know you guys can put out some good transport as the rest of your product lines.

post #2163 of 2389

The tubes you are using will affect the voltage gain and ultimately "how loud" the volume is at any knob position.  I wouldn't sweat it :)

post #2164 of 2389

The 702's have a relatively low impedance but they crave current.  They are harder to drive properly than most people probably realise.  It takes quite a lot of power to fill in the bottom end.  I would guess that a lot of people have not heard the best from their 702's.

 

There is also another possible contributing cause.  The line in signal strength can also cause a need for a higher volume setting.  Sources vary in signal strength from 1 to 4 volts. 

 

 

post #2165 of 2389

the 702's are rather sexy,  even in the high end I haven't heard more accurate headphones in terms of positioning.  Games are the test proof of the pudding since you know where each sound is supposed to come from.  The 702's in bad company 2 was EXTREMELY accurate.

 

Im pretty sure the HD800's are up there to but I dont have any extended time with them.

post #2166 of 2389

The lyr is on its way, will be running q701's off them. If I just want to use cd's will I need a dac? cdp>dac>lyr>q701? I will be using a brp for now butI will be using the lyr mostly for videogames(mixamp>lyr>701). Thanks Mike.

post #2167 of 2389
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Originally Posted by mafiamike View Post

The lyr is on its way, will be running q701's off them. If I just want to use cd's will I need a dac? cdp>dac>lyr>q701? I will be using a brp for now butI will be using the lyr mostly for videogames(mixamp>lyr>701). Thanks Mike.



You can do that? Cool, never thought of it. Ive tried the mixamp but it is weak with power. So you hook up the mic to the mixamp and your headphones to the Lyr. Ill have to pull my mixamp out now and try this all out.

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You can do that? Cool, never thought of it. Ive tried the mixamp but it is weak with power. So you hook up the mic to the mixamp and your headphones to the Lyr. Ill have to pull my mixamp out now and try this all out.



Yes, you most certainly can. (See my sig.) You'll just need a 1/8" to dual RCA cable to go from the headphone out on the Mixamp to the RCA inputs on the Lyr.
Edited by Rebel975 - 2/21/12 at 9:10am
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Yes, you most certainly can. (See my sig.) You'll just need a 1/8" to dual RCA cable to go from the headphone out on the Mixamp to the RCA inputs on the Lyr.


One more question, does it matter that I have the older original version of the mixamp? I notice they have a newer version these days.

post #2170 of 2389

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post #2171 of 2389

Hey Rebel, does your lyr and mixamp make alot of noise(hummimg)?


Edited by mafiamike - 2/21/12 at 3:56pm
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Originally Posted by pseudohippy View Post



One more question, does it matter that I have the older original version of the mixamp? I notice they have a newer version these days.


It shouldn't matter. As far as I'm aware the only changes they made to the newer mixamp were the aesthetics. My mixamp is definitely not the newer version. It's several years old.


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Originally Posted by mafiamike View Post

Hey Rebel, does your lyr and mixamp make alot of noise(hummimg)?



It did when I had a pair of Ultrasone PRO 2900's. With my HE-500's it's dead silent up to about 2 pm on the Lyr (and about 70% voice to game volume on the Mixamp). You have to keep in mind that 2 pm on the dial would make your ears bleed though.


You guys should check out this thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-w-dolby-headphone-updated-2-19-2012-petition-added
Edited by Rebel975 - 2/21/12 at 5:42pm
post #2173 of 2389

So, I've been thinking about adding complimentary cans to my beloved HD650s to use with Lyr.  I've been up and down the gambit of what would be complimentary to it.

 

There's the unattainable goal of the HD800s.  I'd love that kind of sound stage and performance for classical, but honestly, for the $1500 they run, I could get a whole collection of the whole gambit of lesser cans.  It seems kind of a silly direction to go until they come down in price.

 

Part of me is tempted by the orthos...largely just because I can because I have a Lyr and they're "better", right?  I looked at LCD2....for a variety of reasons, it's not those.  I'm considering HE-6.  But for $1200 I might as well splurge to $100 and get HD800.   That leaves HE-500 and HE-4.  Both very reasonable options. 

 

Then I keep coming back to K702 and DT880, the good old flagships.  You know, back when they were the best thing around at any price.  I keep hearing such good things about K702 paired with Lyr, and I know how good HD650 is paired with Lyr.  It strikes me that a duo of the old flagships may trump a single top-tier can.

 

I don't intend to ditch my 650s.  I love those cans.  So it would be something complimentary to them that I'm in the market for.

 

For those that have heard DT880, K702, and either HE-500, HD800, HD700, etc on Lyr...which would you go for and why, specifically as a compliment to the laid back HD650.

post #2174 of 2389

I would recommend spending some quality time with the HE-500's. For the price, they give you the very best of what Ortho's bring to the table. Lyr drives them with authority.
 

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Originally Posted by IEMCrazy View Post

So, I've been thinking about adding complimentary cans to my beloved HD650s to use with Lyr.  I've been up and down the gambit of what would be complimentary to it.

 

There's the unattainable goal of the HD800s.  I'd love that kind of sound stage and performance for classical, but honestly, for the $1500 they run, I could get a whole collection of the whole gambit of lesser cans.  It seems kind of a silly direction to go until they come down in price.

 

Part of me is tempted by the orthos...largely just because I can because I have a Lyr and they're "better", right?  I looked at LCD2....for a variety of reasons, it's not those.  I'm considering HE-6.  But for $1200 I might as well splurge to $100 and get HD800.   That leaves HE-500 and HE-4.  Both very reasonable options. 

 

Then I keep coming back to K702 and DT880, the good old flagships.  You know, back when they were the best thing around at any price.  I keep hearing such good things about K702 paired with Lyr, and I know how good HD650 is paired with Lyr.  It strikes me that a duo of the old flagships may trump a single top-tier can.

 

I don't intend to ditch my 650s.  I love those cans.  So it would be something complimentary to them that I'm in the market for.

 

For those that have heard DT880, K702, and either HE-500, HD800, HD700, etc on Lyr...which would you go for and why, specifically as a compliment to the laid back HD650.



 

post #2175 of 2389

The buzzing noise doesn't annoy you? I just got my HE-500's today and am using it with the Lyr and whenever I play quiet songs it drives me crazy. 
 

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Originally Posted by Misterrogers View Post

I would recommend spending some quality time with the HE-500's. For the price, they give you the very best of what Ortho's bring to the table. Lyr drives them with authority.



 

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